Inspired by iconic DJ’s like FunkMaster Flex, DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Clue for their representation of authenticity and success in their respective genres. Lefrak City Queens, New York native DJ Takeova picked up the art of the turntable Disc jockey to aid his roommates in the festivities they put together during off campus hours. After Long weeks and months of training as a turn-tablist, he is primed to take his career to the next level catching a break as the resident DJ for his Alma Mater Morrisville State College.
Manning the 1s and 2s for all campus events, is where Dj Takeova gained his moniker. DJ Takeova's confirmation stemmed from his handle of the party scene, his taste out of a vast library of hit records, his energy display, to crowd engagement, his pace and galvanizing crowd reactions, all made sense to why his stage name deemed fit. From the halls of Morrisville, to the stages of Old Westbury, Suffolk Community, Mansfield State as well as venues abroad such as Canada, Jamaica, Bermuda and domestically Atlanta, California, spinning at showcase events throughout NYC included but not limited to renowned venues such as Amazura, Katra, BiPolar, Mars2112, and Mansion to name a few has made Dj Takeova one of the most sought-after Dj’s in the industry.
As an undergrad at SUNY Old Westbury (2005), Dj Takeova also concentrated in radio obtaining the book knowledge and operational experience as another avenue to breaking into the music industry. DJ Takeova understood, to get real notoriety as a Disc Jockey in this business, all must have graced the top online, FM or satellite radio station either as radio personnel or a radio DJ. With that comprehension, he began the grass roots by spending two years running his college radio station and advanced his career after graduation, joining premiere online radio, Xtreme 104 fm.com and DTF radio stations. As a resident DJ to two successful shows “The Nando Hour" and “The Luck Of The Stylish”, Dj Takeova is diligently working his way up the frequency chain aiming to have a permanent slot on any one of “I Heart Radio’s” NYC stations”.
In 2011 Dj Takeova signed to an established multimedia company Brook Brovaz, as their official in-house DJ. Since then Dj Takeova has already been featured in major publication such as the Source, XXL, HipHopWeekly, ThisIs50, Coast2Coast Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Giant Magazine, Straight Stuntin,The New Yorker and Dr. Jays Live. He has been featured as part of a cast in a movie that premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival and featured on MTV, VH1, and BET networks. His DJ reputation has grown vastly in the industry and now he is being booked by some of the biggest party promoters and even sought out by major corporations to spin in events such as “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week”, Target Corporation and well known Non-For-Profit organizations charity events.
Dj Takeova is a rising star in the entertainment business building his resume one school, club, wedding, concert, corporate event, artist and mixtape at a time. One of his projects Drake Vs Trey Songz, mixtape currently available via: DatPiff has already seen huge successes with over 100K downloads, tons of streams along with other notable releases under Violator Records Titled, “Leaders Of The New School”. These accolades are a few of the milestones in his career making DJ Takeova well versed in the mixtape and underground circuit. Dj Takeova provides his audience with new mixtape releases on a monthly basis of all genres from the billboards top to exclusive unreleased records. Dj Takeova has already worked with a list of rising and note worthy artist like Nipsey Hussle, Omarion, Peedi Crakk, UncleMurda, Maino, The Kid Daytona , Jon Doe, Baby Triggy and many more. You Can find These artist on mixtape releases featured on popular websites such as SoundCloud, DatPiff, WorldstarHipHop, LiveMixtapes and Mixtapepage.com.
Wanting nothing more than to be the Dj who brings back the "Jam" feeling to the club, keeping the party people on their feet, Dj Takeova ensures a great play list that fuses all genres of music for all walks of life. Dj Takeova has a profound understanding of music and uses this mechanism to move the crowd and get the best out of each event. His goal is to make sure that once he gets on the set that he takes over the party and create a plethora of Polaroid moments for the audiences to remember. When asked Dj Takeova some times refers to himself as DJ Takeova The Musical Therapist. “2015 is full of new possibilities and ventures aimed at cementing his place amongst the top tier DJs in the world today.”
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